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Baylor Medical Center, Irving, receives Magnet designation

Monday January 20, 2014
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Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas, has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, according to a news release. Baylor Irving, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 296-bed, fully accredited not-for-profit hospital.

Baylor Irving joins the ranks of some of the nation’s prestigious healthcare organizations including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. It also is the sixth hospital in Baylor Health Care System to receive the designation.

Magnet designation is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. For patients, this designation means that their care is provided by a nursing staff that ranks in the top seven percent of hospitals in the country.

“Magnet recognition is a testament to the family-centered care that our staff and medical staff provide to the community,” Brenda Blain, RN, DNP, BC, FACHE, CNO at Baylor Medical Center at Irving said in a news release. “It is a reflection of our day-to-day teamwork and nursing excellence that truly make this facility a shining star.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services.